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to be at risk in that environment? is it too unstable of an environment for productive security exercise to continue, and your thoughts on that? >> well, i appreciate that question. in 2001, i voted to authorize use of military force in afghanistan. in the days and months following the 9/11 attacks on the united states. it was a very clear and focused mission to go after those who planned and executed that attack. and i believe that our brave men and women who went to afghanistan very capably fulfilled that mission frankly and fairly in short order. i was in afghanistan in august of 2010 in kabul and bagram air force base and met with wisconsin soldiers and folks in the military from the senior ranks to the -- to those coming back from forward operating bases. you would be so proud of those men and women. but this nation building mission is not the one that was authorized and it's now time for them to come home. >> governor thompson? >> my opponent just, i think, misstated. she said she voted for the sanctions and against iran. she voted against the sanctions in 2006, 2009, and 2010, and
much oil and gas that we know how to get without harming the environment. this puts people to work, this creates manufacturing jobs. it helps people heat their homes warmer in the winter, coomer in the summer. that means people living on fixed income have more income to live on. this is important because with an energy policy like the keystone pipeline, like opening up our lands for development, we can put americans back to work and stop giving money overseas to the middle east. it helps our foreign policy, it helps our economy, it helps our pay checks. [applause] another area, as i mentioned, you have all these people in between jobs. for every people that got a job last month, which is a good thing, nearly four people have stopped looking for a job. we are slipping behind. and what we see when we look at the faces, when we talk to the people, when we see the names, it is a person in their 30's, 40's, 50's, early 60's -- i'll get to the people in their 20's in a minute. it is a person that came out of school, got a career, got a good job, and then the factory left. then their job
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